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Samastipur has several schools and colleges. Most of the colleges are affiliated to the Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga. IGNOU has several study centres in Samastipur. The Rajendra Agricultural University is located near the town, in Pusa.
Major colleges in the city include:
- Samastipur College : offers 35 programmes of which 16 are in undergraduate (UG), 11 in postgraduate (PG), 1 vocational course in Biotechnology at Undergraduate level and 7 career-oriented course under dual degree system.
- Ram Nirikshan Atma Ram College : offers two Undergraduate programs in Arts and Science
- Bali Ram Bhagat College: offers undergraduate Commerce, Science & Arts programs
- Samastipur Law College : offers undergraduate law program.
- women's college samastipur : offers two undergraduate in arts and science